Gadsden police say they've arrested who they describe as a person of interest in an animal cruelty case they were investigating.
Officers say John Michael Smith was arrested on an unrelated warrant.
Police wanted to talk to him after a dachshund named Skip was found mutilated in the Alabama City area of Gadsden. A veterinarian says the dog was alive when he was attacked. Officers are still not clear about a motive.
A $900 reward is being offered for information related to this case.
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